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Direct503-212-5034
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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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I am a dedicated Real Estate Professional with The Laue Team and Hasson Company Realtors.  I am committed to quality customer service and always put the people I serve first.  My goal is to help your family build wealth and find that “perfect” home while building a lifetime relationship based on excellent service and clear communication. I hope to earn the position of your “Personal Real Estate Planner for Life.” 

I am honored to be one of the four talented members of The Laue Team who combine their skills to give you the best service possible.  Our team has an "extended team" of home inspectors, escrow and title personnel, and contractors and service providers that will assist you with every need you have in your real estate transaction.  Our clients call us regularly for service recommendations after the sale and we are  always willing to be of assistance.

Prior to coming on-board with The Hasson Company, I attended the University of Portland on a Division One basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Sociology.  I then played professional basketball in Australia and upon returning to The States went directly into the education program at Oregon State University.  I graduated in 1999 with a Masters in Education and taught and coached at the High School level in Salem, Oregon for five years before making the decision to become an administrator.  I returned to George Fox University to earn an Administrative Degree and accepted a position as an Assistant Principal. I then spent six years as an Assistant Principal in the Sheridan School District.   

When I’m not helping you realize your real estate goals, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Mason and Luke, and my wife Kiesha. I also enjoy playing golf, basketball, snowboarding, and listening to music.

I commit to being there every step of the way to make this process as easy as possible. I want you to focus on the joy of owning your new home and I will worry about the details. Our team of Real Estate professionals will be working along with us at each stage of your purchase.

As a member of The Laue Team, I know I can offer the best service possible to you with over seventy-five years of combined experience.  Our team of professionals makes sure there is always someone available to meet your needs.  I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with you.

“Rick successfully managed the recent purchase of our home that included the additional challenge of relocating from out of state. He was patient, consistent, responsive, and reliable throughout the process. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable of the Portland metropolitan market, and experienced in purchasing/selling rural homes with larger property along with homes in neighborhood developments. It was a pleasure to work with Rick and I highly recommend him and the Laue team if you are considering buying or selling a property.”

— Scott and Christie

“Rick, we sincerely appreciate all you have done to make our house closing go smoothly. Your professional attention to every detail as we gained knowledge about the house helped us so much!”

— John and Sandy

“Excellent!!! We have now bought and sold with Rick Brainard. He went above and beyond both times. Our recent transaction ran into some pretty major and unfortunate surprises. Rick took the lead on getting the right people out to make the necessary repairs when we were too overwhelmed to figure out what to do. He also did lots of open houses and was always GREAT with communication.”

— JJ and Sarah

“We worked with Rick Brainard when purchasing our home! He was a pleasure to work with and he was always there to help with questions. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to family and friends!”

— Brian and Kelly

“It was truly a pleasure working with The Laue Team. They’ve been great! We really appreciate all of the attention and expertise. We are sure to recommend The Laue Team to anyone we know looking in the future.”

— Taylor and Kate

“I can’t say enough about the quality of service and value that I received in working with Rick Brainard and the entire Laue Team in the sale of my home in West Linn and the purchase of my new home in Lake Oswego. Rick’s knowledge of the market, his great demeanor and negotiations skills and his genuine desire to achieve his client’s goals make him the perfect choice whether your buying or selling. On the sale of my home; Rick and The Laue Team put together a great marketing plan. In terms of using of print and video media; the marketing materials they put together to sell my home were extremely effective and well surpassed the competition and my expectations. The bottom line is that my home sold within the first week of being on the market at a price that well exceeded the listing price. Moving from a Seller in a Seller’s market to a Buyer in a Seller’s market presented a whole new set of challenges and Rick worked hard on my behalf to find the perfect new home for me at what turned out to be a great price. At times when I got discouraged as a buyer in this market; Rick always reassured me that together we’d find the perfect home for me and in the end that’s exactly what happened. Whether you’re interested in selling or buying a home; in my opinion you couldn’t work with a better agent than Rick Brainard.”

— Jerry

“We could not be any happier. From the first phone call, to meeting Rick that first day, we knew we were in good hands. Rick and The Laue Team have gone above and beyond anything we could have expected or asked for.”

— John and Julie

“The Laue Team definitely exceeded our expectations. From day one our realtor, Rick Brainard, impressed us with his work ethic and commitment to finding us the right home. We were expecting a long process, but with our criteria in mind, Rick previewed many homes on our behalf and significantly reduced the amount of time we needed to spend. I appreciate his drive and enthusiasm and can definitely recommend the Laue team to anyone looking for a new home."

— Sean and Stacey

“Great experience. Rick was fantastic and we appreciated his approach. Rick did not put any pressure on us but guided us through the process as a trusted adviser. His recommendations and insights were appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rick to friends and family (even the in-laws)”

— Muneer and Rubina

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10/12/2017 - zuser20170813101342119

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $525K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"10/10 would recommend. Debi was professional, knowledgeable and helpful. She was very thorough and patient with helping us find the home of our dreams. Thank you for the great experience!"

— zuser20170813101342119

07/10/2017 - pmoore43

Sold a home in 2017 in Ladd Hill, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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"We don't think it would be possible to have a better team than the Laue team. Debi sold us the house originally that we just sold to another buyer and, as always, the process was professional and expertly handled."

— pmoore43

06/14/2017 - jan davis0

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $500K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"The Laue team was a stellar group to work with. They were well educated on market conditions, social media, nuances of the market/buyers. Their work ethic is second to none: always responsive, always available, no concern was too small for them to address. Their cumulative knowledge on every aspect of the real estate market made it an absolute pleasure to work with them. They were definitely my life line through this process. I highly recommend them."

— jan davis0

01/06/2017 - flunavan

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.575M in Sherwood, OR.

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"We used the Laue team to sell our home in Sherwood last fall and they were outstanding. Our property was a unique country estate and their knowledge and expertise in this area was amazing. We received excellent service from the Laue Team and would highly recommend them!"

— flunavan

12/30/2016 - user7018215

Bought a home in 2016 in Shadowood, West Linn, OR 97068.

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"Debi and her team were so knowledgable and helpful. Debi advised us masterfully and is the main reason we secured the home, and had such a smooth process. Debi and her team were always so responsive with expert feedback to all of our questions. We could not have done this without Debi!"

— user7018215

12/29/2016 - user9981632

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in Willamette, West Linn, OR.

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"As a non-occupant co-borrower, my primary interests was the "value" and "integrity" of the home, detached structures and infrastructure (city sewer, water, etc.).

Two key members of the Laue Team (Debi Laue and Mary Watts) promptly and throughly addressed every request and inquiry I made. Therefore I was totally comfortable as we proceeded through the many steps of a real estate transaction."

— user9981632

10/27/2016 - apocalypse 79

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Pleasant Valley, Portland, OR.

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"Nic was great to work with. Quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Patient with my litany of housing needs.

My first agent showed me one house and never returned my calls. Never had any problems working with this team."

— apocalypse 79

09/24/2016 - slanger9

Bought a home in 2016 in Palisades, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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"Rick successfully managed the recent purchase of our home that included the additional challenge of relocating from out of state. He was patient, consistent, responsive, and reliable throughout the process. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable of the Portland metropolitan market, and experienced in purchasing/selling rural homes with larger property along with homes in neighborhood developments. It was a pleasure to work with Rick and I highly recommend him and the Laue team if you are considering buying or selling a property."

— slanger9

09/22/2016 - rplaitta

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $650K in Blue Heron, Lake Oswego, OR.

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"What more can be said. My home sold in one day for more than the asking price. Excellent job marketing the home and staging it to sell. I would definitely work with the Laue team again."

— rplaitta

09/20/2016 - sgnallak

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $675K in Portland, OR.

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"Over the last several years, we have worked with the Laue team on the sale of two homes, and the purchase of one.

Debi helped us sell a home in Wilsonville that had been on the market for a while with a previous realtor, and the home was priced right, staged, and sold in a day!

We then worked with Rick Brainard on the purchase of a home in West Linn; we had very specific requirements, and looked at several homes over the period of a year. Rick was extremely patient through the whole process, very responsive, always making himself available to show homes, sometimes on pretty short notice. His guidance even steered us away from homes that may have been a bad investment; even though others may have been tempted to just seal the deal. We are very happy with our home, and have been there for 2 years now.

Our most recent experience working with Rick was on the sale of a previous home that I had occupied before my husband and I got married and consolidated. When the home didn't sell the first time it was on the market two summer ago, Rick collaborated effectively with a rental company to help make sure the home did not turn into a financial burden as we moved into our new home. We re-listed it over the summer, and it sold after a month; and Rick again was patient and tenacious in his work with the rental agency, the renters, and all parties involved -- all the way until the house sold and the transaction was closed.

The only area for improvement feedback I would offer is to establish teaming arrangements with other agents, especially when an area is less familiar. It sometimes felt like there was opportunity to more actively market the last property that we sold so it might have sold the first time...but we had a good result in the end!

All things considered, I would highly recommend Debi, Rick, and the Laue team to anyone needing a Real Estate Agent in the West Linn/Wilsonville area. They are a pleasure to work with, extremely professional, and have a level of integrity that is evident in everything they do."

— sgnallak

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